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General Ranch Hand

Dustin and Vicki Hofeldt

Chinook, MT

$14.68 per hour


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Job Description

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The General Ranch Hand position will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of cattle, hay, and cereal grains crops. Duties related to the production of livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain to determine delivery time, assist in delivery and night calving, apply or administer medications/vaccines, mix feed/additives; place mineral blocks; operate skid steer; herd livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; maintain records on animals; move cattle to summer range for natural grazing; occasionally ride and perform duties on 4 wheelers. General farm work will include making minor mechanical adjustments/repairs on farm machinery; operate 4 wheel drive tractors for the working of farm ground for crops. The hay production season will require use of front wheel assist tractors, rakes, balers and rotary swather. The harvest of cereal grains crops will require the use of grain trucks to haul and move crops. General repair/replacement of fencing and farm structures; perform general cleanup of farm acreage; drive. Most duties are performed out of doors, and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions common in fields. Worker must crouch, bend, lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Driving is required on employers property, no license required. The dates of need indicated on this application are earlier than last year due to breeding cows earlier resulting in earlier calving dates.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Longer hours required during seeding, haying and harvest season.
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7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Dustin and Vicki Hofeldt
Chinook, MT 59523
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20495 Barney Olson Rd, Chinook, MT 59523

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